Buffalo chicken dip prepared in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

This is my family’s favorite version of Buffalo Chicken Dip.   It’s mild, creamy, delicious, and quite possibly addictive.  The best part is that you simply throw everything in the slow cooker and give it a stir halfway through the cooking time and a few minutes before serving.    Its very easy to make this Buffalo Chicken Dip in the slow cooker.

Roasted chicken from a crok pot

“Roasted” Chicken from the Slow Cooker

This is one of the simplest ways to prepare a chicken.  Stick a whole seasoned chicken in the crockpot in the morning and turn it on low.   Eight  hours later, you return home to a delicious, juicy, fall of the bone chicken.  My chicken has cooked as long as 10 hours with no problem.  Add a salad and some potatoes or rice, and you have a complete meal.    If you don’t want to eat the chicken right away, the meat can be removed from the bones, and shredded to be used to make chicken salad, enchiladas, and added to soup.  […]

Macaroni and cheese cooked in the slow cooker--a one pot meal

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

What is better than cheesy gooey macaroni and cheese?   Macaroni and cheese made in the slow cooker that  cooked itself while you were at church or out running errands.  This version, made entirely in the slow cooker using uncooked pasta is rich and creamy and doesn’t disappoint.  The one pot preparation is a snap. Macaroni and cheese is a true comfort food, and since I made Macaroni and Cheese in my pressure cooker, I’ve been wondering if there’s a way to make macaroni and cheese in my slow cooker without cooking the macaroni first.  I think I’ve finally found the […]

chicken boiled in teriyaki sauce

Freezer Teriyaki Chicken

Last week, I published my recipe for Teriyaki sauce.  This week, I want to share some of the ways I use that recipe to make Teriyaki Chicken.   It’s not uncommon for me to put all of the teriyaki sauce ingredients into a zip top bag before adding chicken.  I put this bag into the freezer so that I have ready made teriyaki marinated chicken which can be cooked in a variety of different ways. One of the easiest ways to prepare this chicken is on the stove top. Put the chicken along with the marinade into a large diameter pan […]

barbecued chicken on a plate

Freezer Marinated Barbecued Chicken

This is a simple and delicious chicken recipe that I make frequently.  The process is very simple, and the final product is very tasty.  I prefer using boneless chicken breasts when I cook it on the stove and bone in pieces when I make it in the crockpot. This recipe is versatile because it can be cooked immediately, but if you want to do this ahead, all of the ingredients can be placed into a zip top bag and stored in the freezer then thawed in the refrigerator for 24 hours before beginning with the cooking process.  (Sauteing the onions […]

ribs and potatoes

Slow Cooker Dr Pepper Ribs

These ribs require that you start the process a day ahead, but they are so delicious that it’s worth the extra time required.    This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I originally found at Men’s Health.  I would link back, but I can’t find the recipe.  I think they must have removed it.  I’ve been searching since I posted my pressure cooker rib recipe a few months ago.  If anyone finds the recipe, please leave the link in a comment below.  I would really appreciate it. Before I begin with my description of the process, I have a confession to […]

Slow Cooker Post Roast and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Potatoes

Regular visitors to this site might remember my review of the complete pork chop dinner in a crock pot.   My vegetables were over cooked, the pork chops were dry, but the sweet potatoes were delicious.   In my summary, I said I would experiment with potatoes in the crock pot and that next time, I would try using a pork roast instead of chops.   I still hadn’t tried that experiment, but  I knew that I was going to have a very busy day today.    I decided to  make my favorite three ingredient pot roast in the crock pot and try […]

cholent ready to be served

Cholent

I had never heard of Cholent. My introduction occurred as I was walking down an aisle that ran from the back to the front of a grocery store.   I should mention that this was not my local grocery store.   As I was walking,  I noticed a bag of mixed beans on the shelf that was labeled Cholent Mix. Since I was in the middle of 30 days of beans, I grabbed the bag and decided to do some research.  I learned that Cholent, which is sometimes spelled Chulent, is a Jewish sabbath dish that is started before the […]

Three ingredient pot roast in a slow cooker.

Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This is one of those recipes that a friend at work shared with me many years ago.  Prior to that, I only used my slow cooker to make beans, stews, and spaghetti sauce.  This recipe was so simple that I had to give it a try. You begin with a roast.  I have made this recipe with pot roasts that are as big as 5 pounds and as small as 2 – 3 pounds.  I usually do this with a chuck roast, but have also used bottom round.  Basically, I buy whatever is the cheapest cut of meat I can […]

Three ingredient slow cooker barbecued meatballs

Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Party Meatballs

This recipe is so simple that anyone can  make them.  In fact, my oldest son, Bus Boy, made them in a crock-pot for our  Christmas Eve party.  All you need is two pounds of frozen meatballs, a 14 ounce can of whole berry cranberry sauce, a 12 ounce jar of your favorite chili sauce, and a slow cooker.  This slow cooker was a yard sale find that Bus Boy was adamant that he needed, so he can cook good food when he moves away.  Pour the frozen meatballs into the slow  cooker.  These meatballs look freezer burned, but Bus Boy […]